Tree Report Kent: Planning and Development
A tree report for planning and development is a document that provides information about the trees located on a site that is being considered for development. The report typically includes a survey of the trees, which may involve measuring and recording information such as the species, size, and condition of each tree. The report may also provide recommendations for how the trees should be managed or protected during the development process.
Tree reports for planning and development are often required by local authorities as part of the planning process. The purpose of the report is to help ensure that the trees on a site are properly considered in the development process and that any impacts on the trees are minimised or mitigated as much as possible.
The report may also be used to help provide essential information to tree surgeons.
Our Tree Report, Kent Services
Collington Winter Environmental offer professional tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom. We provide a range of high quality tree report services, including:
- Tree condition surveys
- Aerial tree inspections
- BS5837 trees in relation to design, demolition and construction recommendations
- Individual tree protection plans
- Arboricultural impact assessments
- Site monitoring and health and safety supervision
- Tree constraint plan drawings
- Tree risk management recommendations
- Arboricultural method statements
- Tree planting plans
If you are looking to apply for permission during the planning process, you may require a tree report. Please get in touch to find out more about our tree surveyor services.
Why are tree services required?
When requesting planning permission for a development, a tree survey may need to be undertaken. Tree surveys and tree reports will be required if a potential development site will be within close proximity to trees and woodland. These types of surveys are needed as local authorities in designated areas are required to review and assess the potential impact that a development could have on the surrounding trees if a planning application is submitted.
Tree surveys and reports for planning are necessary as retained trees are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This protection is typically in the form of conservation areas and root protection areas.
Trees that bring a significant benefit to a local area may be protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). A TPO is administered by Local Authorities and no species is automatically protected by a TPO; however, a TPO can be administered on any type of tree. Shrubs, hedges and bushes cannot be protected by a TPO.
How can Collington Winter assist?
Collington Winter believe in a pragmatic approach to development. We meet the needs of developers whilst also ensuring positive outcomes for surrounding wildlife and local plans. We work alongside our clients to find solutions and develop relationships.
We believe that an early consultation alongside one of our experienced consultants is the best way to obtain planning permission through a planning application with a local planning authority.
Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the UK. To find out how a tree consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below.